Investment Committee Member

  • Location: Hybrid: London (Chancery Lane area) and homeworking

    Contract: 3 years; 7-8 hours per month

    Reporting to: CEO

    Salary: £5,400

    Department: Investment Committee

    The opportunity:

    The Investment Committee plays a crucial role at Big Society Capital. It approves all of our social investments, currently around £70-90 million per year, and takes an overview of our investment strategy. The Committee includes our CEO, Chief Investment Officers and a mixture of other executive and non-executive members.

    We are looking for a new non-executive member for the Committee, who can bring insight, rigour and new perspectives to our decision-making. We are particularly looking for someone with a deep and informed understanding and credibility within the non-profit sector.

    Big Society Capital is committed to being a diverse organisation that is truly representative of the communities we serve. We therefore welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, particularly those under-represented in the social impact investment sector (e.g. people from LGBTQIA+; racialised; disabled; under-served communities).

    What you will do:

    The Investment Committee meets around 20 times a year, usually first thing on a Wednesday. There is a significant amount of information provided for each meeting to inform decisions. Members also need to be available for ad-hoc conversations with members of the investment team who are working on an issue on which the Member may have particular insights. Total time commitment is 7-8 hours per month on average.

    The role reports to the Chief Executive. The appointment is for an initial three-year term, with possibility of renewal.

    What you will bring:

    Essential Experience

    • Experience of leadership within charities or social enterprises (either UK or international).
    • Strong understanding of a range of social issues and the needs of the organisations that address them.
    • Demonstrated ability to use complex financial information in decision-making.
    • Ability to take a strategic view across competing priorities and to contribute to debate across a broad range of investment proposals and social issues.
    • Commitment to Big Society Capital’s mission to improve the lives of people in the UK through investment with a sustainable return.
    • Ability to perform an advisory role, communicate complex issues clearly and to engage in challenge and debate in a constructive way.

    Desirable Experience

    • Experience of making and/or taking on investments, ideally investments with a social purpose.
    • Experience of developing strategies to achieve social change at a systemic level.
    • Experience of how organisations use investment to drive their development.
    • Familiarity with different types of investment product.

  • How to apply:

    Please apply via Applied by midday Wednesday 4 January 2023

    Applied is a platform designed to minimise unconscious bias in recruitment. You will be asked some work-based questions which are reviewed anonymously by the hiring panel. Please note, while you will upload your CV, it will not be viewed by panel members at this stage, so we ask that you give full consideration to each answer.

    We want every colleague to be able to deliver their work with dignity, equality, comfort and independence. Our office is fully accessible with step-free access and an open-plan set up but if you have any other access needs, please get in touch with Ruth Davidson (People and Talent Manager) As a Disability Confident employer, we also guarantee an interview for all candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are defining a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, as a person who has a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. You will be asked in your Applied application whether this applies to you.


    Interviews will be held in early - mid January 2023.

    Apply here